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Three healthy side-effects of skiing

Posted on Tuesday 10th April 2018 by Steve Thomas

There’s no denying that, fun as it is, skiing is a sport and therefore healthy for you. Of course, the health benefits may be offset by overindulgence Apres Ski, but if you eat healthily, you will return home fitter than when you left.

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Keeping children safe and warm on the slopes

Posted on Wednesday 14th March 2018 by Lesley Thomas

Introducing your little ones to the joys of skiing and snowboarding can be a fantastic experience for the whole family. It’s worth remembering, however, that taking part in snow sports is a chilly activity, and little ones are more susceptible than others to getting cold.

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Skiing and more in Val d’Isere

Posted on Wednesday 28th February 2018 by Steve Thomas

A legendary ski resort in the winter and a equally legendary point on the Tour de France in the summer, Val d’Isere is a destination that’s got plenty going for it. During the winter months you’re sure to want to take advantage of the brilliant skiing and snowboarding opportunities it offers - but this town offers a whole lot more.

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The Winter Olympics: A history

Posted on Wednesday 14th February 2018 by Lesley Thomas

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are NOW upon us - but this less celebrated sibling to the Summer Olympics has a fascinating history. We’ve taken a look at when the games started and what’s happened since then in a fascinating potted history of the Winter Olympics, sure to whet the appetite of any ski fanatic:

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The best ski gear for children 2018

Posted on Tuesday 06th February 2018 by Lesley Thomas

With half term holidays already under way in Europe and about to start in the UK, this marks the time for the big ski trip for many families.So it’s only natural that you want to make sure that the youngest members of the family are as comfortable and safe as possible - and of course, that they’re having a whole lot of fun. Children's ski wear, snow toys and gadgets have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and we’ve rounded up some of the best children’s ski gear for 2018.

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Getting fit for your ski holiday

Posted on Monday 29th January 2018 by Lesley Thomas

You may think that unlike a beach holiday, where your body will be on full display, there’s no incentive to work out prior to a ski holiday. Well, that’s where you would be wrong. The muscles that you use skiing or snowboarding are very different to the ones you use on a day to day basis. If you want to get the most out of your ski holiday and not spend the first few days aching, it’s worth doing a few simple exercises in the weeks before you leave.

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Beginner's guide to skiing the Alps

Posted on Tuesday 16th January 2018 by Lesley Thomas

The idea of strapping on a pair of skis and hurtling down a mountainside is - quite rightly - a daunting one. Nonetheless, millions of people do it every year, and there’s a reason for that; it’s a whole lot of fun.

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New Year, new... ski chalet?

Posted on Monday 08th January 2018 by Lesley Thomas

Lots of the resolutions that we make in January tend to be quite punishing - diets, exercise regimes and general deprivation.

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Keeping tradition alive in the festive season

Posted on Wednesday 20th December 2017 by Lesley Thomas

One of the most wonderful things about celebrating Christmas outside of your home country is the chance to experience the festive traditions of other cultures. Be it beach barbecues in Australia or Father Christmas’ evil counterpart, Krampus, in Germanic nations, it’s always interesting to see how the season is celebrated outside of your own country.

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Decorating for Christmas in the Alps

Posted on Wednesday 13th December 2017 by Lesley Thomas

One of the very best things about owning a property in the Alps is being able to spend the festive season there. With snow very likely in most parts of the Swiss and French Alps, spending the holiday season there is like being in a winter wonderland.

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Celebrate 80 years of Meribel

Posted on Tuesday 21st November 2017 by Lesley Thomas

Next year we’ll be marking the 80th anniversary of the founding of Meribel - and the story of how it came to be is a fascinating one.

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What to look for in a great ski instructor

Posted on Friday 03rd November 2017 by Steve Thomas

For someone who has never skied before, the idea can seem daunting - hurling yourself off a mountain at speed. Even if you are a confident skier, the idea of letting your children learn how to ski can be pretty terrifying - which is why you need to make sure you have a great ski instructor.

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